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NHRC Begins Probe Into Demolitions, Eviction In South-West


The National Human Rights Commission on Monday in Lagos began a four-day public inquiry into cases of demolitions and evictions in the South-West. The inquiry is holding at the Federal High Court, Ikoyi in Lagos.

The Executive Secretary, NHRC, Prof. Ben Angwe, who is also the chairman at the probe panel, said the commission would look into all complaints and make recommendations to the Federal Government for appropriate action.

Angwe said the commission’s objective was to ensure that people, whose rights were violated, were addressed by the authority.

He said 11 complaints of illegal demolition by the Lagos State Government were received through the Centre for the Defence of Human Rights and Democracy in Africa.

The secretary said two of such complaints against the Ogun State Government were received from the Civil Liberties Organisation.

He stressed that the Monday session was to identify all cases while hearing would commence on Tuesday.

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